Godzilla 2 is still planning to release in the next few years, but it's currently without a director as Gareth Edwards confirms he's not returning to the job.
Edwards helmed the rebooted Godzilla picture in 2014 and earned enough attention from it to be chosen as the director of upcoming blockbuster Star Wars Rogue One.
It seems all of that franchise work was enough for the 40 year old English director, who has decided not to move ahead with Godzilla 2 in favour of some smaller projects. And you can hardly blame him after spending most of a half decade in this world.
Edwards started out as a visual effects guy before bringing those skills to bear on the microbudget creature feature Monsters in 2010. His career rose hugely through Godzilla and Rogue One since then, and we'll have to wait and see how it all worked out when the Star Wars spin off story releases in cinemas in December 2016.
The Godzilla series is about to get bigger, with the confirmation that a crossover with King Kong is the works in an attempt to create another shared universe. Kong Skull Island is set for 2017, with Godzilla 2 coming in 2019 and Godzilla vs Kong planned for May 2020. So that's actually happening.